Notification of Testing - The Adams County Merit Commission, which is responsible for testing and certification of sworn deputies and corrections officers, is accepting applications. More details here: Application Process Application Form
The Adams County Sheriff’s Office
serves a population of 67,103 people that live in an 870 square
mile county. We are located in West Central Illinois along the
banks of the Mississippi River. The County elected its first
Sheriff in 1825, since then our Office has grown to 70
The Sheriff is the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the Circuit Court, Director of Safety and the Administrator of the County Jail. The Main functions of this Office include:
Investigation of all crimes of violence and fraud, to arrest suspects and to recover stolen property and evidence.
Provide basic police services to the unincorporated areas of the county.
Maintain a complete record of all traffic accidents, arrest, investigations and complaints.
Serve warrants issued at the request of the States Attorney and all writs and summons issued by the Circuit Court.
Manage all prisoners confined to the county jail and to be responsible for delivering prisoners to court for arraignment, bench or jury trials.
Maintain security in the Courtrooms and
Custodian of the Courthouse.
I believe that the communities’ input is essential to the operations of the Sheriff’s Office and I encourage you to contact us with any questions or concerns.